Good Bye North Face!
--by kiwicat, posted Jul 1, 2016
I then saw a young woman walking away from the area when I was walking. I was surprised and wondered if she was the person sleeping rough. I saw her again the next day, walking towards that area of the park. Roux the ice breaker, ran up to her for a pat, and she smiled and she is young, mid teens?
I asked her if she was sleeping there and she looked embarrassed and said "no" and I didn't believe her. It was winter at the time. She had a T-shirt on and a small rucksack and looked cold.
I thought of Mindy (A KindSpring Member) Oh well I thought and took my lovely North Face 'wind wall' jacket off and gave it to her. I'm not as big hearted as Mindy, because I hesitated, its a nice jacket, a rather expensive nice jacket, and warm and wind proof. I emptied the pockets of all my bits and pieces and handed it over to her. She had tears in her eyes, and thanked me and put it on. "Oh, it's still warm" she said. It wasn't an easy give. I wished that was the day I had worn my $25 dog walking jacket!! But her needs were greater than mine.